Letting Go This Autumn
Posted on April 08 2018
The earth is starting to cool down ... The morning and evening air is becoming crisp, the days shorten, the shadows lengthen and the lingering days of warmth are slowly disappearing ...
It is the season for grounding. Autumn grants us a chance to harmonise with the Earth and tap into the balance within us. It is the season when energy settles deep into the earth. And that same energy also inspires animals to burrow deep into the earth as well as compels us to anchor, ground and reconnect.
It is the season for transitions. Heraclitus a Greek philosopher once said, "The only constant is change." Autumn reminds us of the impermanence of life as in nature we see everything change, so to our bodies, minds, and surroundings are evolving, moving, growing, changing. Autumn reminds us that within the transitions to hold on to and be grateful for the moment, the present, the what is.
It is the season of comfort. As the temperatures drop, it beckons for us to layer up and to learn about what makes us feel warm, comforted and safe and the opportunity to create those spaces that offer us protection. Autumn is time to play with layers, contrast textures and colour tones to add warmth to the cool weather setting in.
It is the time of enchanting beauty. This is the final splash of colour before winter sets in and in this season we are dazzled with blazes of orange, gold, red and yellow. The sheer beauty of the world raining leaves is breathtaking.
It is the season of preservation. Autumn represents the preservation of life and the basics. During this time, animals start preparing their spaces and storing food, and we too tend to turn indoors and focus on creating our sacred spaces that offer warmth and comfort. It offers us a chance to reconnect with ourselves and each other as we preserve our spaces, our lives and our time together.
It is also the season for letting go. The trees teach us like the autumn leaves fall we too need to release. We need to release and let go of our attachments, our inner egos, our pains, all that we are holding on to that is holding us back. There is a beautiful and powerful melancholy to Autumn that if we tap in to we can embrace, acknowledge, hold on and let go. As we let go we are actually preparing ourselves for a new phase of growth, a new perspective, a re-birth.
"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go ..." ~ Author Unknown
At Bhumi we love Autumn as it is the season that allows us to layer and feel warm with soft luxurious organic cotton that allows the skin to breathe. With natural base colours across our basics range we encourage you to explore the fun in layering textures, colours and your accessories.
Our Top 5 picks for Autumn are:
1. Fleece Wrap
2. Long Sleeve Top
3. Thumbhole Long Sleeve Top
4. Mens Long Johns
5. Soft Knit Throw
About the Author: Vinita is the Founder of Bhumi Organic Cotton and passionate about Earth Life Balance.
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